When I need a ship, I take one. No-one can stop me…
BRITISH mother Judith Tebbutt was finally released by Somali pirate kidnappers last week after being held hostage for a terrifying six months. 56-year-old, from Hertfordshire, was freed last Wednesday after her family paid the pirates a ransom. It’s been reported that a staggering £800,000 was dropped from a plane.
An extra £20,000 was paid to cover the cost of “accommodating” Mrs Tebbutt, whose husband David was shot dead during their abduction from a remote resort in neighbouring Kenya.
But it’s not just tourists the pirates go after. The north east coast of Africa is now the most dangerous commercial shipping and sailing route in the world.
But who are the pirates? Who’s in charge? Where do they get their information from? And what do they do with their money?